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New regulatory guide on scheme constitutions
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • June 26 2013

Section 601EB of the Corporations Act, 2001 requires that ASIC must register a scheme within 14 days of lodgement unless it appears to ASIC that


Dividend washing
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 24 2013

It was possible for an investor to obtain a franking credit twice by selling shares that had been held for the statutory 45 days ex-dividend and then


Managed investment trusts increase in withholding tax
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 31 2012

The Government has announced that MIT withholding tax which is currently only 7.5 for foreign investors who are resident in a country with which Australia has a tax information sharing agreement will be increased to 15


Simple corporate bonds exposure draft legislation
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 22 2013

Treasury has issued exposure draft legislation which will introduce new provisions intended to facilitate increased trading in retail corporate bonds


FOFA reforms
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • November 8 2012

As part of the FOFA reforms, recent amendments have been made to the Corporations Act which impose two statutory obligations on any individual (the provider) who provides personal advice to a retail client


Fiduciary duties of financial advisors
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • November 8 2012

Although it is hard to understand how this view could have arisen, there was a view amongst some members of the financial planning industry that financial planners did not owe fiduciary duties to their clients


The future of financial advice: the devil will (probably) be in the detail
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 22 2011

In the aftermath of high profile corporate collapses resulting in significant losses for Australian investors acting on financial advice, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services launched an inquiry into the financial planning industry


Trusts is streaming of income permitted?
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 14 2010

Up until the decision of the High Court in Bamford the Commissioner has accepted that a trustee may stream categories of income to different beneficiaries e.g. capital gains and franked dividends


Managed investment trusts making CGT choice
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 14 2010

If you are an Australian managed investment trust you may make a choice that certain assets of your trust are to be treated on capital rather than revenue account e.g. shares and land


Consultation Paper 133 Agribusiness managed investment schemes - improving disclosure for retail investors
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 25 2010

ASIC is currently seeking stakeholder feedback on Consultation Paper 133 Agribusiness managed investment schemes: Improving disclosure for retail investors, issued on 8 April 2010